Sandpaper Disc Storage Rack




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This Sandpaper Disc Storage Rack is a very quick build and will tame all those errant sanding discs laying around your shop. With storage for your sander on the top, it's a great way to get some organization for the sanding gear and paper in your shop.

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Read the instructable here and you can also get downloadable plans over at my website:

Step 1: Cut the Parts for the Body

From the 3/4" plywood cut a back piece to 15-1/2" long by 5-3/4" wide, 2 side pieces 15-1/2" long by 6-1/2" wide, and a bottom 5-3/4" square.

Drill pocket holes on the back side of the back and the underside of the bottom to assemble the rack.

Cut a series of 6 dados sized to the thickness of your 1/4" plywood. The first dado should be 2-3/4" from the bottom of the sides and then each 2" after that.

Finish the sides by rounding over the top corner.

Step 2: Assemble the Rack

Using 1-1/4" pocket hole screws assemble the rack. Using right angle clamps really helps here.

Step 3: Cut the Shelves

From 1/4" plywood cut 6 shelves to 5-3/4" by 6-1/4". Use a forstner bit to drill a finger hole on the front edge of each piece. I used a 1-1/2" bit for mine.

Step 4: Install Shelves and Apply Labels

Install the shelves in the slots and use a p-touch labeler to put the grit of each sanding disc on a shelf. I have 80, 100, 120, 150, and 220 on mine and left the bottom space open for a hand sander and 60 grit when I have it around.

Step 5: Hang on the Wall and Enjoy!

I hung the sander on the wall with a French cleat. You can read about my French Cleat System here. This project is awesome for keeping all my sanding items together and it's really organized my shop.

Thanks for reading! You can also get downloadable plans over at my website:



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    3 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Very smart idea


    2 years ago

    This is just a set of shelves . The real challenge is to devise a way to hold the disks/sheets flat when stored and open up quickly for selection . That would be worthy of an instructable


    2 years ago

    Anyone who does a lot of sanding will find this very convenient. I have mine paper in a small tote. So you have to root through it until you find the grit you need. Never fails the kind you need is just run out. Thanks. I will make this for my shop.